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June 2017 Archives

Cancer misdiagnosis is common

When a person goes to the doctor for a checkup the last thing they want to hear they have is cancer. One immediately thinks the worst when they get this bad news. But, occasionally a cancer misdiagnosis occurs which can be a medical malpractice situation and cause serious problems for a patient.

Large number of nursing staff suffer on-the-job injuries

Many Lake Charles residents work in the healthcare industry. There are thousands of good nursing and nursing assistant jobs in the area that are well-needed. But, on-the-job injuries are common for nursing staff and can lead to these injured employees needing workers' compensation insurance.

What is the process for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

When a health care provider's care is below the industry standard of care and injuries result, this is known as medical malpractice. For Louisiana residents, this means they go to their healthcare providers for treatment or diagnosis of a problem, and end up instead with a worsened condition-misdiagnosis, wrong dosage of medicine or even operations on wrong sites, all fall within the purview of medical malpractice.

Is my injury work-related?

How does a Louisiana resident determine if the injury they sustained in the workplace was 'work-related' or not? This is a question that can often stump workplace accident victims, as they may have to prove their injury was related to the work they perform. This is important because workers' compensation benefits are only available for work-related accidents.

Fatal accident involving truck kills 1

It is a reality of Louisiana driver's life that they share the roadways with 18-wheelers. Essential to the economy to transport people and goods, they can be seen hurrying down the highways. Though federal and state laws regulate much of the trucking industry, including the weight of the items to be transported and the hours a truck driver can drive and rest, truck drivers are under constant pressure to drive faster and longer. This can often lead to fatal accidents.

Don't let a motor vehicle accident keep you bent out of shape

On a seemingly normal drive to work, you may be sipping some hot coffee from behind the wheel as you approach an intersection. However, while you may be slowing down, the motorist behind you may not be exercising the same level of caution near the red stoplight. All of a sudden, you hear a large crash, and your neck jerks back and forth. The motorist has collided with you.

What is an employer's duty in a workplace?

Finding a job is difficult enough, so when a Louisiana resident finds a job, they usually work hard to keep it. In the process, they may overlook duties that an employer is supposed to fulfill, and the negligence in so doing might lead to workplace accidents.

Fatal boating accidents on the rise in Louisiana

As the weather improves and schools let out for holidays, people may engage in recreational activities, like boating. Summer weather allows boaters and passengers to enjoy the fresh air and unwind. However, in the process of unwinding, people may end up having a little too much to drink. After all, alcohol has been found to be the leading cause of boating accidents, at around 15 percent of deaths across the country and 12.5 percent in Louisiana.

What damages can one recover in a personal injury lawsuit?

When someone is injured in a car accident, it is not possible to quantify the suffering they endured. The physical scars may be visible and serve as a reminder of what the car accident victim went through, but the emotional scars are just as painful and can often take longer to heal. When a Louisiana accident victim files a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused their auto accident, they are able to recover compensation that cover both these heads -- the physical and emotional.

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